Shweta Suresh Contributing Editor

Class of 2011


  • Did you know?

    100 years ago
    Sept. 22, 1909

    A small blurb in this issue, titled “Naming our ‘field,’” talks about christening the new field that has become a part of the campus. To avoid the default name of “Tech Field,” which the article states “suggests stubble, ash-heaps or tin cans according to the part of the country you come from,” The Tartan wishes to suggest names in its next issue so that a proper ...

    Pillbox | August 24, 2009
  • Tales from abroad: Shanghai

    “Mai wan le! Mai wan le!” A Chinese woman hustled down the lengthy queue in front of a tiny but famous dumpling shop, known for serving up the best xiaolongbao — pork-filled dumplings that are Shanghai’s specialty — in the city. My friend Julia and I had been waiting with much anticipation but were filled with disappointment as we registered her words: The shop was sold out. The woman was handin...

    Pillbox | August 15, 2009
  • Catching a glimpse of Thailand

    Last Tuesday, Wean Commons in the University Center was flooded with people trying to catch a glimpse of traditional Thai dances or grab a bit of Thai food. Carnegie Mellon’s Thai Student Association, which goes by “CMU Siam,” as the acronym “TSA” has already been claimed by the Taiwanese Student Association, gave the Carnegie Mellon community an opportunity to partake in different aspects of Thai...

    Pillbox | April 27, 2009
  • Bill and ‘his girl’ steal the show

    Scotch’n’Soda’s Spring Carnival performance this year was, in one word, incredible. Me and My Girl is a British musical comedy, complete with laugh-out-loud humor, energetic dances, and a fantastic musical score, and Saturday night, S’n’S managed to pull the whole show together without a glitch.

    Pillbox | April 20, 2009
  • Book compiles true, moving stories

    Few compilations of short stories pack a punch like AIDS Sutra does. Sutra — the Sanskrit word for “doctrine” or “narrative” — has been most popularly recognized as a part of the phrase Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian doctrine on sex, and while the usage of sutra in the title of this book is not intended to bring up this linkage, the association is fitting considering the discussions of sexu...

    Pillbox | April 20, 2009

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